ACCESSORY CHECK: WGSH Original and Known Reproduction Parts

World's Greatest Super Hero's was the line that made Mego. Being by far the line with the largest amount of characters and character variarions makes this the line with the most accessories. As a result, WGSH is the line with the most reproduction parts produced. Since there are so many variations over the years Mego produced WGSH, it is sometimes difficult to spot what is repro and what is original Mego. This section is a guide to the WGSH parts and accessories, what they look like, the variations of parts, and the factory produced reproductions of those parts.

This page features the basic bodies used in the WGSH line. There are various hand colors unique to certain characters but here we'll address the basic bodies and their reproductions.

Type 1 Body


The first version of the mego WGSH male body was a metal rivet, less muscled body strung together with elastic. It has not been factory reproduced.

Type 2 Body


The second version of the WGSH male body was more buff and had plastic joints instead of metal rivets, and strung together with hooks and rubber. Both Doctor Mego and Classic TV Toys offer factory made repro Mego bodies. DM's (marked 7th Street Toys on the back) is very accurate in detail and appearance. Lighter in flesh color, with a heavier feel and more rubbery hands. CTVT's bodies (marked Figures, Inc. on the back) are closer to original color, but tend to run a touch shorter, are more fragile, and have a slightly different design. A telltale sign of the CTVT body are the legs that tend to snap together at the knees. It should also be noted that Tim Mee produced the Type 2 body during the Mego era. This is a vintage knockoff that is identical in almost every way to the original body. It's weight is perhaps a touch lighter, and the Mego copyright info on the back of the body has been blotted out, but otherwise it's identical.

Fat Body


For the larger boys, Mego made the fat body. It was made both as type one (not pictured but put together like the standard T1 body) and as type two. Classic TV Toys offer factory made repro fat bodies. CTVT's body's are pretty Mego accurate but are more fragile. A telltale sign of the CTVT body are the legs that tend to snap together at the knees. It is unmarked.

Female Body


Mego females came on two body styles, one had arms with no elbow joints (not pictured here). The common female body has elbow joints. Most are a similar color as the male body, but a few Mego females (Wizard of Oz females for example) have a pinker looking skin tone. WGSH females usually use the more common standard color body. CTVT has made a reproduction body for the females. The first version (not pictured) had a lot of issues. Cracks, lots of flashing and numorous other issues which are easy to spot. Some CTVT female bodies have a neck hole similar to the male body, instead of the neck stem that Mego used. CTVT eventually redesigned it's female body to work out most of the issues. It's close to Mego's, although the legs still want to twist in an odd way. It is unmarked. Doc Mego and EMCE Toys have also reproduced the female Mego body. This version is very close to the original Mego body. The biggest difference is at the joints. The pin holes on this version are a little larger than on the original body and the knees are re-designed with pin joints making them less prone to loose knees, a common problem with Mego female bodies. The pelvis is slightly different in shape and the legs on snap into the pelvis - bringing the legs together and minimizing the wide hips. The material the female body is made from is very similar to the DM/EMCE male body. The arms and legs are more rubbery than the original, and the torso and pelvis are much harder than an original. This reproduction is stamped with a 2008 Spherewerx / EMCE Toys copyright on the back.

Titan Body


There is a smaller version of the T2 body used for the Teen Titans line. It looks just like the taller T2 except the shoulders are designed differently. CTVT reproduced this body as well. It's a little smaller than the original, a little more brittle, and again, has issues with how it's strung together, making the body twist in an odd way. This makes standing and posing the figure difficult. The body is unmarked.